India's August industrial output up 2.7 pct y/y - govt

NEW DELHI, Oct 12 (Reuters) - India's industrial production

rose by a higher-than-expected 2.7 percent in August from a year earlier, after contracting in July.

Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a rise of 1.1 percent in August output. Revised government figures released on Friday showed July output fell by 0.2 percent.

Manufacturing , which constitutes about 76 percent of industrial production, rose an annual 2.9 percent from a year earlier, the federal statistics office said.

In the April-August period, industrial production

expanded an annual 0.4 percent.

(Reporting by Manoj Kumar)

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